Crested Gecko Facts

Wild Locality

New Caledonia

Lifestyle

Arboreal (tree-dwelling)

Diet

Insects, Worms, Spiders, Fruits & Nectar (omnivore)

Habitat

Rainforests, Forests

Adult Size

~ 5-7” & 30-50g

Activity

Nocturnal (active at night)

Conservation Status

Vulnerable

Life Expectancy

~ 15-25 years in the care of humans (less in the wild)

Threats

Invasive Species, Habitat Loss, Fires & Other Natural Disasters

FUN FACTS

When threatened, Crested Geckos may go through what is known as “tail autotomy,” which is when they completely drop their entire tail in order to evade a predator. Though many other lizard species also exhibit this ability, Crested Geckos are one of the few that lack the capacity thereafter to regenerate the tail, so they would only have the chance to use this survival technique one time.

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